Genetics and Genetic Testing for Autism

February 21, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

This presentation will provide information about the genetic counseling services provided at CARD. Genetic counseling is the process of helping individuals understand and adapt to the medical, psychological, and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease. This presentation will also provide background information about genetics and genetic testing, within the context of autism spectrum disorder.


  • Alyssa Blesson, MGC, CGC

    Alyssa is a board certified genetic counselor. She currently sees patients at CARD as well as in the Neurogenetics clinics downtown. She received her Master's in Genetic Counseling at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.


Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor, Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211


Parents, family members and professionals

This is a FREE training! To register, visit or call Hanna Hutter at (443) 923-7596.

Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., Named President and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute

We’re thrilled to welcome Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., to the Kennedy Krieger family as our next President and CEO.

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